Category: Featured Stories

Commitment to Giving Keeps This Resident Going

May 8, 2018

At 95, David Starr says he doesn’t particularly feel like slowing down. The lifelong philanthropist can’t stop thinking about the things he can still do for his community. A Glenmeadow resident, David goes into his office generally once a week at The Springfield Republican Co. in Springfield, where he works as president as well as […]

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Part of the Cycle of Philanthropy

April 17, 2018

Glenmeadow has been steeped in philanthropy since it opened its doors in 1884. A group of civic leaders came together then to create the Springfield Home for Aged Women, providing a dignified residence for 16 women in the region who had neither family nor means. We have grown since then—in terms of who we serve, […]

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Our Lead Housekeeper Puts People First, On and Off the Job

April 4, 2018

By day, Jason Arnold makes sure that our housekeepers exceed residents’ expectations. By night, he plays the drums with various bands in venues across the Valley and teaches 10-year-olds how to play as well. In both Jason’s work and play, he says the people he serves come first. “As a musician, you need to interact […]

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Tour Offers Poignant Education on Dementia

March 19, 2018

There is someone special in my world who is living with dementia. She has trouble following conversations and is easily startled. She forgets things. Once, she was certain that her own ceiling fan remote was my cell phone and that I had left it behind in her house. Her behaviors made little sense to me […]

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